THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE MP
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP
Member for Lingiari
27 June 2011
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese, and Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, today announced the Gillard Labor Government will provide more than a million to fix dangerous black spots in the Northern Territory.
The $1.15 million in approved projects for the Federal electorate of Lingiari are:
- Intersection of the Stuart Highway and Palm Circuit in Alice Springs: $300,000 to install a pedestrian refuge;
- Intersection of the Arnhem Highway and Fred’s Pass Road in Humpty Doo: $250,000 to provide ‘Left turn’ improvements at the intersection;
- Section of Florina Road at Katherine: $250,000 to lift and widen a section of Florina Road;
- Yirrkala Access Road at Nhulunbuy: $175,000 to reinstate and seal the road shoulder, replace speed signs, and improve linemarking along a section of Yirrkala Access Road; and
- Yirrkala Access Road at Nhulunbuy: $175,000 to reinstate and seal the road shoulder, replace speed signs, and improve linemarking along a section of Yirrkala Access Road.
These projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2011/2012).
Mr Snowdon said since being elected in 2007, the Federal Labor Government has allocated more than $4.1 million to fix nineteen black spots across the Lingiari electorate.
“This investment is helping to make our local roads even safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with ten of these projects already completed,” said Mr Snowdon.
“And the good thing about our Black Spot program is that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade.
“Nomination forms are available from my office. Alternatively, they can be downloaded from: www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au.”
For Mr Snowdon: Alice Plate 0400 045 999